What do you wish you'd known/done when you were 21?
August 30, 2005 4:13 AM Subscribe
I turned 21 last week and I want to know; what do you wish you'd known when you were 21? What do you wish you'd done but didn't, or what did you do that you think was an unmissable experience?
posted by trampesque to Society & Culture (62 answers total) 72 users marked this as a favorite
I'm the kind of person who wants to have an interesting life. At the moment I'm about to go into my second year at University, so travelling or anything of great expense is out given that my bank account currently stands at 28 pence. I know "I'm still young" but I really want to do a lot of stuff in my twenties that I can look back on, rather than waiting until I'm 30 and realising I'm too busy with a career or family or whatever.
And as well as wanting ideas for things to do, I'd love to know what people wish they had known in their twenties, so that I can learn it now and not be one of those people looking back saying "dude, if I'd known that I wouldn't have made so many mistakes/wasted so much time/eaten so many McDonalds happy meals (I thought they were GOOD for you!)"
I'm single (female), outgoing and relatively healthy. I want to know anything you can think of, literally. Regarding health, money, sex, love, hobbies, travel, entertainment, confidence and body image, family...... basically anything about anything.